Technology is always moving and advancing forward of course, but the roll-out of 5G mobile and data communication promises to introduce an exponential shift in how people live their lives, as well as how companies will operate their organization.
Although in 2019 the roll-outs will be limited to some select larger cities, a more comprehensive roll-out is expected for 2020. Now is the ideal time for companies to learn more about this potentially exciting technology and consider how they might want to prepare for its eventual complete distribution.
5G technology promises to at least double the speed currently found in intranet communication. Rather than relying on large distant cell towers for communication, 5G technology employs router-like nodes spread throughout an area. For large buildings, this means nodes strategically placed on all floors, transmitting high-frequency signals simply from floor to floor, thus greatly enhancing the rate of communication speeds within connected areas. 5G is also incredibly fast on its own. With its simultaneous uploading and downloading capabilities, data movement goes far beyond old megabyte speeds, to ultrafast gigabyte speeds.
The Internet of Things
Interconnected devices and sensors will also be able to make good use of the faster 5G speeds, potentially speeding up countless automated processes. For example, air travel will become safer and less prone to glitches that annoy passengers, as every system within the airframe will continually report its status, second-by-second.
Later Down the Road
Delivery of goods that businesses use to make their own products will become more timely, as more and more traffic control and driving features are automated. 5G nodes will enhance the ability to route traffic more efficiently by quickly reporting on:
- Traffic jams
- Weather Conditions
- Traffic Signal Outages
Essentially all the unforeseen things that slow down the movement of both products and people.